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July 21, 2014
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SKF Introduces Laser Vibrometer for Non-contact Vibration & Noise Measurement

SKF’s new MSL-7000 series laser vibrometer offers a non-contact means for measuring vibration and structure-borne noise from fans, electric motors and pumps. According to the manufacturer, direct integration of this new instrument into a production line also can create a real-time quality control system that measures structure-borne vibration in products with low noise/vibration requirements. The digital, single-unit laser […]

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July 8, 2014
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Two New Industrial Infrared Cameras Feature Wireless Connectivity and Easy Viewing

Fluke Corporation has expanded the Fluke Connect system with its new Ti90 and Ti95 Infrared Cameras featuring wireless connectivity. According to the company, the  Ti90 and Ti95 deliver best-in-class image quality with up to 84% better spatial resolution (of handheld industrial infrared cameras priced $1000- $2000), thus allowing technicians to conduct infrared inspections from a safer distance without compromising […]

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July 1, 2014
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Remote Circuit-Breaker Racking Mitigates Arc Flash Hazards

A steel plant’s remote racking systems offer a safe alternative to manually racking circuit breakers by keeping operators outside the flash-protection boundary. By Tim Burttram, Plant Electrical Engineer, Cascade Steel With the threat of an arc flash incident at circuit breakers, distance can be an operator’s best friend. That’s one of the facts that led […]

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June 23, 2014
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Easy-to-Use Voltage/Continuity Testers Boost Troubleshooter Accuracy on Electrical Systems

Milwaukee Tool has expanded its Test & Measurement portfolio with two new Auto Voltage/Continuity Testers. Combining the simplicity of a traditional voltage/continuity tester with the digital read-out capabilities of higher-functionality meters, they let users accurately troubleshoot common electrical issues with ease in increasingly diverse electrical systems. According to the manufacturer, while traditional testers only indicate broad voltage ranges that mask electrical issues […]

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June 20, 2014
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Hydrostatic Testing of Pipelines Goes Digital

Meriam Process Technologies’ PIT5000 Pipeline Integrity Tester  replaces the deadweight and chart recorders that have typically been part of the hydrostatic testing landscape. The product’s real-time data-collection and alarm capabilities improve upon the traditional labor-intensive pen and paper method by automating the process and, in turn, helping speed response to critical conditions. According to the manufacturer, the PIT5000 does the work for the operator. Once a test is completed, a printed report […]

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June 19, 2014
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Des-Case Acquires ESCO Oil Sight Glass Portfolio

Nashville, TN-based Des-Case Corp. has purchased the visual-oil-analysis line of  ESCO Products, Inc., the well-known Texas manufacturer of oil sight glasses and level-monitoring technologies and distributor of Copaltite and Dow Corning products. The acquired portfolio includes ESCO’s 3-D BullsEye Viewport, oil sight glasses, indicators and level monitors. Headquartered in Houston, family owned and operated ESCO has been in business for nearly 50 years. Its visual-oil-analysis product […]

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June 18, 2014
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Remote-Access Machine Controller Bridges Digital and Physical Plant Environments

According to Nanospark, its new machine interface controller with a variety of digital and analog inputs and outputs can effectively “wire” users to nearly any machines and sensors in their plants. Operated through an app that can be accessed with a range of devices, it incorporates a number of capabilities, including a scheduling feature to run equipment only when it’s needed, thus saving […]

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June 16, 2014
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SMRP Accepting Online Nominations in 2014 ‘CMRP of the Year Award’ Program

The Society for Maintenance and Reliability Professionals (SMRP) has opened its nomination period for the 2014 “CMRP of the Year Award.”  Launched in 2013, these awards honor high-achieving maintenance and reliability professionals who hold the Certified Maintenance & Reliability Professional (CMRP) credential. According to SMRP Chair Nick Roberts, CMRP, of DuPont, this program is an excellent way for the Society to recognize emerging and experienced leaders who […]

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